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Multiple NICs and IP Addresses, NetRAIN?

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The Question is:

  How many NIC ports does an OpenVMS Alpha Support?  As an example, could
I put two (2) 4 port NIC cards in a system and then separately and
simultaneously use all 8 ports with different I/P addresses?
   Is TEAMING of the ports allowed?  Is it enabled by default?
    Thank you!

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS supports as many NICs as you have slots for, with
  up to twenty-six of the same type of controller permitted.
  Yes, and this is discussed in the TCP/IP Services manual
  and here in Ask The Wizard.  Related topics: (1514), (2150),
  (3015), (3371), (3416), (5102), (5261), (5328), etc.
  The OpenVMS Wizard is unfamiliar with "teaming", but will
  assume this is NetRAIN.  If so, some IP stacks may (do?)
  this support on OpenVMS, though TCP/IP Services does not
  presently have this support.  Topics related to NetRAIN
  include: (4555), (4701), (5006), (5047), etc.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-MAR-2001 )

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